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Visit College Station, Santa’s Wonderland create Texas-sized partnership
09/24/2020
Visit College Station, the newly created city tourism division for the Heart of Texas A&M University, on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with Santa's Wonderland ꟷ the largest outdoor Christmas attraction in the southern United States.
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FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas ramps up capacity for Operation Warp Speed
08/21/2020
A College Station-based contract manufacturer is assisting the federal government in its efforts to mass-produce Covid-19 vaccine candidates. The roughly $265 million task order, which falls under an existing agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), reserves available manufacturing capabilities and capacities of the Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) at the Texas A&M University System for Operation Warp Speed — the federal government's program to deliver millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses to the U.S. public.
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People are ditching Houston for 'green pastures' because of city's COVID surge
08/10/2020
The College Station area is known for Aggie pride and small- — but not that small — town feel. There are both ranches and retail, farmland and museums. You’ll also find, in increasing numbers, expat Houstonians. Since the pandemic, one out of three calls inquiring about homes in Mission Ranch, a master-planned community on the city’s southern edge, are from Houston, according to the subdivision’s developer, Caldwell Communities.
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Best Places for Career Opportunities in the COVID-19 Recession
08/06/2020
College Station-Bryan, Texas kicks off SmartAsset.com's top 10. It leads the study in three different categories: income growth over time (37.22%), number of career counselors per 1,000 workers (5.87) and number of post-secondary teachers per 1,000 workers (74.92). This metro area also places third overall for its relatively small drop in total employment between May 2019 and 2020, decreasing just 3.48%.
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Film Friendly Certified
Gov. Abbott announces Film Friendly Texas Designation for College Station
07/31/2020
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the City of College Station, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission, which helps to grow local jobs and local economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video game production.
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Feds tap Bio-Manufacturing Center in College Station for “Warp Speed” Production of COVID-19 Vaccines
07/27/2020
The federal government has reserved a high-tech bio-manufacturing facility here for mass production of a COVID-19 vaccine as part of a program discussed Monday by President Donald Trump. The new federal task order is reserving production capacity at one of the College Station facilities to mass manufacture vaccines through the end of 2021.
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The 19 best cities in the South to live in after the coronavirus pandemic
07/26/2020
College Station ranks No. 4 on Business Insider’s list of the best US cities to live in after the pandemic. They used a variety of metrics from government and academic datasets, looked at the share of jobs that can potentially be done remotely, the pre-coronavirus unemployment rate, and housing costs.
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Cities announce new funding opportunity for local businesses
07/14/2020
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact our community, the cities of Bryan and College Station once again are joining forces to make funding available to qualifying local businesses. The source of these new funds is the Public Health Reimbursement Grant Program, which is overseen by the Texas Division of Emergency Management ꟷ a state agency under The Texas A&M University System.
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Small business bridge loan program
04/27/2020
The City of College Station and the Bryan Business Council partnered with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments to create a Bridge Loan Program to assist small businesses that have seen a substantial reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Small businesses need short-term working capital to cover essential expenses such as payroll, rent, and utilities.
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All Up in Your Business Podcast: Walk-On's
02/12/2020
Who better to open a Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux in College Station than a former Texas A&M football team walk-on? In this episode of the All Up in Your Business podcast, Cory and Jenny Davis talk about how College Station was the only city they ever considered for their business.
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Economic Index: BCS economy sees 10th straight month of growth
02/03/2020
The Bryan-College Station economy has experienced 10 consecutive months of growth, with the local unemployment rate still near historic lows, according to a Texas A&M-produced economic index.
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B/CS area has second fastest-growing GDP in state
01/24/2020
The Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Statistical Area has the second fastest-growing Gross Domestic Product in the state. New economic indicators from the Texas A&M Private Enterprise Research Center show our area's Gross Domestic Product was $13.3 billion in 2018.
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